August 25th, a little over a month ago, I read a post on a poker forum about a guy that bought a couple websites and made 100% roi on them in a year. I liked the idea.
Between then and now I bought several domains and built several sites. I've learned the basics of html, css, php, and mysql.
Right now, here's where I'm at on sites after a little over a month.
One is a streaming TV show site that is making about $1/day through adsense and about $5/day through CPALead, but I'm afraid my traffic will shut down quick, as my main source of traffic is coming from a site that doesn't allow links with CPALead.
I have a poker site that is making about $5-$10 a week through incentive CPA offers. This site requires a lot of updating and maintenance though.
I have a dog training guide site that has made 1 $25 sale in the past month. I didn't do much promoting. I built the site, through up about 25 social bookmarks and about 15 articles, then left it to work on my poker site.
Where I stand now, I feel like I've learned enough about building and advertising sites that I should be able to make at least $300 this month. I've been working 14 hour days learning programming/design, writing articles, advertising on yahoo answers, social bookmarking, etc. I NEED to see a payoff to be able to keep this up. I'm giving myself one more month to see results and then I'm throwing in the towel.
I'll keep this thread updated with how things go this month. If I have time I'll collect all my writings on the past month and make a chronological post describing my first month.
I don't want to post links to my sites and be labeled a spammer. But, I do want to post my dog training site to get reviews on it. This is the site I'm going to be pushing this month for results and I want expert opinions on how I can make it better.
The dog training site is www.dogtrainerpro.info. I've submitted 20 articles yesterday and 20 articles today to different article sites. I've submitted 25 social bookmarks each day. I'm going to start joining and contributing to dog forums and yahoo answers tonight. Please, I need all the help I can get this month. I want this to work more than anything.
Should I go for a straight landing page and try selling hard? Should I go with more content? Maybe a combination? I know a lot of article sites won't let you link to a sub-page, only the home page. Should I buy a new domain for a landing page?
Thanks for any advice.
p.s. Great forum guys, it's helped a lot with my learning, thanks.